Singles and Families and Kids…Oh My!

Heidi Tunberg, ReachGlobal/EFCA

When single missionaries and missionary families serve together, team relationships can be both complicated and wonderfully rich.  Join us to discuss some of the challenges teammates of different ages and in life stages may face, and how they can build life-giving relationships and support one another, not in spite of, but because of the differences in their life situations.

Heidi Tunberg spent her childhood in Malaysia and Singapore where her parents were missionaries with the Evangelical Free Church.  She is a licensed psychologist who spent seven years in private practice, but her love of missionary kids (MKs) prompted her to move into caring for them full time.  Since 1999 Heidi has been with ReachGlobal as MK Care Coordinator focused on MKs in their teens and twenties.  In this role she offers pre-field and re-entry training, encouragement, and practical support to MKs both on the field and during their college and post-college years.  In addition, she seeks to be a resource to parents as they raise their kids internationally.  She currently lives in Minneapolis, MN with her two matching schnauzers, though she spends much of her time on the road visiting MKs in the U.S. and overseas.